Bhad Bhabie’s Pitch for 2019 XXL Freshman
Before the 2019 XXL Freshman class will be revealed this summer, the Freshman hopefuls are here to show and prove why they deserve a spot in this year’s class. The 10th Spot voting will launch on March 25, which means hip-hop's rising newcomers are vying for a spot on the 2019 XXL Freshman cover.
Bhad Bhabie has kept busy in 2019, and not just on the music front. Months after the release of her debut project, 15, she locked in an endorsement deal with CopyCat Beauty reportedly worth $900,000. In an attempt at offering an unfiltered and authentic glimpse into her life, the newly turned 16-year-old then launched a 12-part Snapchat series, Bringing Up Bhabie. The first episode aired in February and tallied over 10 million views 24 hours after its premiere.
On the music side of things, the youngest female rapper to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 started off 2019 with a few hard-hitting singles. Now at over 21 million YouTube views, the video for her Tory Lanez-assisted “Babyface Savage” finds her rapping in front of an expensive whip and giving a reminder that she's not here to play patty cake. Her second single of 2019, “Bestie,” features Kodak Black and was followed by a mini movie that reached 14 million YouTube views. An appearance from rap legend DMX only added to the visual's popularity.
The “Gucci Flip Flops” artist, which is just one of her three gold records, has over 16 million followers on Instagram, proving she's got a legion of loyal supporters. Signed to Atlantic Records, the feisty Boynton Beach, Fla. native is preparing to touch down in several cities on tour alongside YBN Nahmir. The multi-city-date tour starts next month.
Now that you've heard her pitch, remember to vote for your favorite artist beginning March 25. The 2019 XXL Freshman 10th Spot will run for one week. This is where the public gets the chance to vote an artist into the XXL Freshman Class. Go here to make your vote count for your favorite artist.
Once you voted, head over to XXL’s YouTube page to take a look back at the 2018 XXL Freshman Class, which featured Ski Mask The Slump God, Lil Pump, Smokepurpp, J.I.D, Stefflon Don, BlocBoy JB, YBN Nahmir, Wifisfuneral and Trippie Redd.
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